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National Guard to Demolish Vacant Structures in Gary, IN

08.10.17 | In the News

This NWI times article explains how the National Guard will help Gary meet its goal of demolishing hundreds of abandoned structures this year. The Guard is anticipated to demolish 22 structures next month. Earlier this year, the Gary Redevelopment Commission demolished a large former church that was adjacent to the future site of Steel City Salvage, a Delta Initiative.

Monitoring Program Part of Neighborhood’s Clean Energy Push

07.27.17 | In the News

In this article from Midwest Energy News, Lydersen covers our projects on the Southeast Side, Little Village and South Loop. In a program funded by the EPA, Delta helps set up stationary and mobile air monitoring equipment to gather data on the pollution from local industry. With this data, the goal is to allow the residents to become aware of…More

Town Wins with Brownfield Redevelopment

07.19.17 | In the News

The West Suburban Journal recently covered the results of a US EPA grant given to Cook County. The grant allowed a Maywood-based business to expand into an empty lot that was previously vacant. In partnership with the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Weaver Consultants Group,  Delta worked with seven west Cook County municipalities to assess vacant commercial properties…More

Brownfield grants help blighted properties in west suburban Cook Co.

07.19.17 | In the News

This article in the Cook County Chronicle covers the success of a brownfield redevelopment grant that allowed for the evaluation of 30 sites in Bellwood, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake and Schiller Park provides a unique opportunity so they can be redeveloped. The Delta Institute worked with the seven communities to engage with them in electing sites…More

Maywood Business Expands Thanks to County Brownfield Grant

07.13.17 | In the News

As defined by the US EPA, a brownfield is “property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” The Maywood-based business featured in this article is now able to expand by using a formerly vacant neighboring property, instead of looking to other communities for more…More

Rising from the ashes, a Buffalo suburb ends its dependence on coal

07.11.17 | In the News

This Grist article highlights the work that an alliance of community organizations in Tonawanda, NY to prepare for their local coal plant to close. Delta assisted the town with developing their blueprint for a strong economic future without the local plant.